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Reply to Comments and Suggestions to Homecoming Activities

The reply below to the comments and suggestions to the planned activities for the 2012 Balikbayan Grand Homecoming was sent in by SAUSA president, Mr. Eleno Annaguey, Jr.

Sagunto Association U.S.A.
September 24, 2012

Ipatpateg nga kabarangayan ken gagayyem ti Sagunto;
On behalf of the Sagunto Association USA(SAUSA), we appreciate, we welcome, and we thank you for all your comments and suggestions regarding the planned activities for our 2012 Balikbayan Grand Homecoming.
Let me try to address most of the issues, suggestions and questions that have been raised on our online presence SaguntoStar.com and on the Sagunto Stars facebook group. Suggestions that are specific to the 2012 Balikbayan Grand Homecoming will be presented to the host association for consideration and approval during our next planning meeting.
From the Saguntostar.com site:

1.) noel digay says:: there is a tournament basketball for the men, how about the women? maybe a volleyball for women
There will be a men and women’s volleyball tournament and a women’s basketball tournament in addition to the men’s senior and junior basketball tournaments. We thank you for the reminder.

2.) maribeth esteban says: since there are several days for games and fun why don’t we schedule an exclusive “kadawyan” games and activities( like kadangkadang can’t recall as of now but i know aduda) in one day. i think its fun reminiscing the old times… new games from the tv shows can be done for another too.
It is our goal to have fun and to reminisce the old times. That is why we are asking for suggestions. Our program activities committee will be compiling a list of all suggested games and activities and these will be presented for approval in our next planning session.

3.) jwun says: apay ngay nga kasla nag dull ti 2nd barangay homecoming?
Kasla nag dull ti 2nd barangay homecoming gapu ta ‘ancient’ dagiti nagplano ti original actividades ket isu met ti malagip da nga naar-aramid dita barangay tayo idi tiempo da. This is exactly what I told the membership, ‘not exactly dull but maybe out of tune with the times’ and for the committees to please coordinate and contact the Sagunto local organizations, especially the SK, since they are aware of the current and ‘in’ activities. No siak laeng a maysa, patalunton idiay hi-way will be one of the activities. Isu nga agdamag kami ti suggestions yo.

4.) jwun says: A community sing-a-long and games to be led by all the Sagunto churches will not be possible due to conventions and rallies which normally happen on these dates for most of the churches in sagunto.
During our initial planning meeting held last year, some of our membership requested not to hold any activities for the evening of Dec 28th. In deference to them, the association agreed to the request. Lately, I was informed that we can have some sort of religious program during that night. If, as jwun says that this is not possible due to church convention and rallies, then at this time, and it may change, SAUSA will have no planned activities for the evening of Dec 28th. Any group or organization can plan or organize an event for the evening, or for those who can, just have a ”no-host let us get together at the abong to tsismis and tell Apo Tikmaan stories, reminisce, and have a good time”.

5.) Ipe says: diay man contest iti “IRON MAN” 3 stage
1. ag bagkat ti kinaban nga irik nga iyalis na sabali a pwesto ( 15 meters distance from point A to point B )
2. Agbalsig ti kasla siket nga kayo pagkalimaen na ( adda timer na )
3. agiguyod ti pasagad nga adda nakasakay tallo nga tao ( 10 meters distance)…. ngem exception ni Apo Balak ken Bakal ta ay apo kasla da laeng agperpersay ti kamatis nga sidaen da ah no kasta, ketno strong dan!

Mayat! I suggest nga Awan a ti ma-exempt. Maybe we can do it in 2 parts. The winner of the first part will be declared as the challenger and will then challenge the reigning champion in the 2nd part. Winner of the 2nd part will reign as Sagunto’s Iron Man until the next challenge.

Adda pay..
” BMX/MOUNTAIN bike challenge”.. start from Palza going to Sitio Macoco traversing a well chosen avenue, from baladad taltalon dumalan da nga lumabas ayan ni nonong, lumabas ayan ni lakay lumpago (hehe), bagkaten/luganan da besiklita nga ibalasiw turod da Apo Castillo Rolly / rumwar /lumsot danto diay santa maria ken nga turongin da agsubli plaza?? kitan yo ah no makayatan yo? suggestion ko laeng Apo

Nawaran sa unay ken adu nga kasapulan (bike ken tattao to monitor checkpoints.)

1.) On Demelza April Doctolero’s suggestion: that we establish an annual award for the most outstanding person of Sagunto.
For this year’s Balikbayan Grand Homecoming, we have already planned on designating a Mr and Mrs Balikbayan to be chosen on-the-spot during the balikbayan night Dec 29th.
As Demelza’s above suggestion is for an annual most outstanding person of Sagunto, I recommend that this award be a part of our annual Thanksgiving and Jose Rizal Day Celebration with a selection committee consisting of Sagunto local residents and OFWs.

2.) On Demelza April Doctolero’s suggestion that the entire OFW of Barangay Sagunto establish a Foundation/Institution focusing on Education.
A very good suggestion and I support it. There is already a planned meeting (no specific date yet) to be held after the homecoming events to decide which project/s we can use the proceeds of the 2012 Reunion Souvenir Program Ad subscriptions fund raiser. We can add this to the meeting agenda. Bring your suggestion and recommendations and plans on how to best implement it.

3.) On Demelza April Doctolero’s suggestion that ”It is Grand,so why not officially start… on the night of the Grand Homecoming…And this will run throughout the year..we can work this together easily because web media is available already”.
When SAUSA first met and accepted the task of hosting and planning the 2012 Homecoming events, we have temporarily set, as is being suggested here, to have the Balikbayan night on the first night (27th) and the talent show on the 29th. When the dates were announced, we have received comments from kabarangayans that they will not be able to travel until after Christmas day due to family and/or work obligations. We switched the schedule to accommodate and give balikbayans enough time to travel and be able to attend the Balikbayan night.

4.) On Ems Homma’s suggestion that we allot another fundraising night, a “Gay fashion show/ contest” … a good time for balikbayans to relax….
The idea of having a ‘Gay fashion show/contest’ similar to what was held during the 2008 Grand Homecoming was also brought out during SAUSA’s first planning meeting. It was decided by the membership then to have the ‘Sagunto talent show’ instead of the ‘Gay fashion show’. At this time, SAUSA feels that we already have a full schedule with the Talent Show, Balikbayan Night, Tournaments, plus the annual Rizal Day Celebration, and the Medical Outreach. If any organization or any group of Balikbayans is willing to plan and organize the Gay Fashiow show event, then please feel free to do so.

This fundraising coud benefit “Sagunto scholars”. We have lots of students in need of support and grants. If we could at least give them some amount, or full scholarship, from this mini event “Gay Fashion show”, they could continue studying and improve the economic condition of our community.

This can be a temporary means for raising funds that will benefit Sagunto scholars. Personally, I believe Demelza’s suggestion of establishing a Foundation/Institution is a more permanent solution to our Barangay Education needs.
Again, we thank you and we welcome any comments and suggestions that you have.

Agyaman kami kadagiti amin nga comments ken suggestions yo.
Eleno ‘Boying’ Annaguey Jr.
On behalf of the Sagunto Association USA.


Sagunto Invitational Basketball Tournament

Applications are now being accepted for the SAGUNTO INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2012. If you have a team willing to participate, signups have started. Use the forms below to reserve your place.  (click on the link  to download forms)





Republic of the Philippines

Province of Pangasinan

Municipality of Sison






September 4,2012



We would like to invite you to participate to the said tournament scheduled on October 15 – December 28,2012.

The tournament is open for all ages.



  • Champion – 10,000 + trophy
  • 1st Runner  Up – 7,000 + trophy
  • 2nd Runner  Up – 5,000 + trophy


For all interested please submit your team line ups to the tournament committee on or before

September 30,2012.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us. We look forward to your participation.



Kgd. Arlene Paliwen-Mayo                                                                                    Gemillaine  B. Gaudiano

09178032286                                                                                                           09162941779

Kgd. Edwin Gaudiano


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Planned Activities – 2012 Sagunto Balikbayan Grand Homecoming

The proposed schedule for the 2012 Sagunto Balikbayan Grand Homecoming was submitted by SAUSA president, Eleno Q. Annaguey, Jr. Your comments are welcome.

Planned Activities for the

2012 Sagunto Balikbayan Grand Homecoming

Dec 27-29, 30 2012


Dec 27, 2012 Evening   –    Sagunto Talent Show – The talent show will be categorized by ages

Dec 28, 2012 Day           –    1K or 2K Run/Walk thru Sagunto – prizes will be awarded by age group.

–              Basketball  Tournament Championship Games  

–                  Parlor Games:

  • Tug-of –war
  • Kid’s boxing
  • Pole climbing
  • Sudoku puzzle solving
  • Suggestions are welcome for more games


Dec 28, 2012 Evening    –     Originally, there are no events scheduled for the evening of Dec 28.

There is no event scheduled as yet but there have been a couple of  suggestions lately.

1.)    A community sing-a-long and games to be led by all the Sagunto churches.

2.)    Waiting for more details on the 2nd suggestion.


Dec. 29, 2012 Day   –  more games


Dec 29, 2012 Evening      –    Balikbayan Grand Reunion.

Dinner for all of Sagunto and its sitios.

Presentation of all Sagunto  Balikbayan groups, local organizations, and  churches.              

Inniliw . Dance with the DJ music, dance with the gongs, dance with the drums.  Dance  the night away. 

 Fun!! Surprises!! Fun!!! Fun!!!    


Dec 30, 2012      –     Annual Thanksgiving and Jose Rizal Day Celebration.               


Jan 3-4, 2013      –    Sagunto Medical Outreach  





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Medical Outreach Update

The following is an update from SAUSA president, Eleno Q. Annaguey, Jr., regarding the planning of the medical outreach scheduled during the balikbayan homecoming in December.

If you have not already reserved your page on the souvenir program, do so soon! Click HERE for details.


        2012 Sagunto Balikbayan Grand Homecoming

Medical Outreach

   January 3-4 2012


During my vacation to the Philippines last May, I met with our Honorable Mayor Mina Joy Pangasinan to let her know of our intention to hold a medical outreach in Sagunto as part of our Grand Homecoming activities.  It was an informal meeting to ask for her permission for such an event to be held.

I also asked her for the help of our municipality’s medical personnel, and the possible use of the municipal ambulance.  She gave me a positive response and told me to extend her thanks to the association’s membership for planning and sponsoring the medical mission. The Honorable Mayor asked me the scope of the mission and whether it was just for Sagunto or we are including the neighboring barangays.  I responded that at that time and because of limited resources, the plan is only for a medical check-up, eyeglass giveaway, and health education/seminars for Sagunto and its sitios. 

Since my meeting with the mayor, I have added members to the medical outreach committee and talked with the association’s membership.  We have also started asking for voluntary donations for the medical outreach from our kabarangayans abroad and all friends of Sagunto.  At this time our planning effort is geared to expanding the original intent (services and area to be served) of the medical outreach.  I still need to send to our Honorable Mayor a letter of intent and the scope of the project.

 I have requested Mr. and Mrs. Ed and Carvilyn dela Cruz to be members of the committee. As most of us know, Eddie and Carvilyn have done previous medical missions.  They have already informed me that contacts and arrangements for medical doctors were already made.  I just need to follow up when I go back home.

 Our medical committee coordinator, Mrs. Zenaida Velasco, during her vacation to the Philippines last May, has also made arrangements for discounted prices on medicines if we need to purchase medicines.  

 Mrs. Marlene Dapiaoen-Puente  is currently coordinating through her contacts the procurement of medicines and other materials needed.

 Mrs. Emily Benosa-Homma is coordinating the eyeglass giveaway as she has always done in the past when she goes home.  We need donations of new or used eyeglasses.

 Here are the members of the hard-at-work medical outreach committee:

                Mr. Alfonso Sipus            –             Chair

                Mrs. Zenaida Velasco     –              Overall Coordinator

                Mrs. Gladys Sipus-Basabas

                Mrs. Marlene Dapiaoen-Puente

                Mrs. Emily Benosa-Homma

                Mr. and Mrs. Ed & Carvilyn dela Cruz     

Download a copy of this letter: 2012 Reunion Medical Outreach – Update

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2012 Reunion Souvenir Program

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to reserve your page on the souvenir program of the 2012 Grand Reunion in Sagunto this December.

Note that Reunion Souvenir Program photos and messages are due on September 15, 2012 and payments are due no later than September 30, 2012. Please contact the designated, authorized solicitor near your area for submissions or you can leave your questions/comments here and they will be forwarded to the correct person to help you. You may download a copy of the solicitation letter and subscription/donation form from the links at the bottom of this page, after the message below from SAUSA President, Eleno Q. Annaguey, Jr.

August 16, 2012
Highland, CA.

Dear Fellow Saguntonians and Friends of Barangay Sagunto:

The Sagunto Association, USA is planning and will be hosting our 2nd Barangay Sagunto
Balikbayan Grand Reunion on December 27, 29 2012, followed by the annual Thanksgiving and
Jose Rizal Day Celebration on Dec 30, 2012. As it has been in the past and as per our tradition,
the Sagunto Barangay Council will be planning and organizing the Thanksgiving and Jose Rizal
Day celebration. There will also be a medical outreach on January 3-4, 2013 also to be held in

A Souvenir program will be published to commemorate these momentous occasions and to
serve as a fund-raiser for a barangay project. Proceeds or income from the souvenir program
endeavor will be used exclusively to finance a project to benefit all of barangay Sagunto. This
barangay project will be determined by all Sagunto Balikbayans and the Barangay Council after
the 2012 Sagunto Balikbayan Grand Reunion.

We therefore humbly ask our fellow Saguntonians and friends to extend and lend a helping
hand to these proposed barangay events through voluntary donations, and/or subscribing to an
advertising page (business information, personal greetings, family photo/s or a combination
thereof) in the souvenir program.

Voluntary donations, aside from the souvenir program subscription, will go to the event(reunion
event or medical outreach) that the donor specifies.

The following kabarangayans are the designated and authorized Donation/Souvenir Program
solicitors for the designated geographical areas.
Europe (U.K., Italy,Greece…) – Mrs. Merelina Barillo Whitear, Mr Judee Digay, Mr. Alfredo Taqueban
Canada – Mrs. Eva Santillano Eisma
Asia (Hongkong, Macau, Japan…) – Mr. Dunstan Baiguen, Mrs. Emy Reyta, Mr. Alex Baiguen
Philippines Mrs. Ellen Baiguen Cajala(keeper of funds in the Philippines), Mrs. Arlene Paliwen Mayo, Mr. Cesar Cariño, Mr. Edwin Gaudiano, Mr. Ferdinand Santillano
U.S.A – All members of the Sagunto Assocation,USA.

On behalf of the Sagunto Association, USA, we thank you in advance for your generosity and
unwavering support for our barangay. Through your voluntary donations and support, we will
share and give back some of our bestowed and countless blessings to our barangay.

Respectfully yours,
Eleno Q. Annaguey Jr.
On behalf of the Sagunto Association, USA.

Following are two attachments (click on the link to download):

  1. Solicitation letter for the 2012 Grand Reunion – Sagunto Reunion Solicitation Letter-20120816
  2. Combined form for Voluntary Contribution and/or Subscription to the Reunion Souvenir Program – Souvenir Program Subscription Form-20120811